Coppery Emerald Chlorostilbon russatus

  • © Robert Lewis

Both males and females display much more of a coppery sheen than do other emeralds in the genus. These emeralds have a patchy and restricted range in northeastern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela where they frequent edges of shrubby forests, cultivated areas, and overgrown roadsides. Coppery Emerald feed on nectar and insects and exhibit a direct flight, as do other emeralds in the Chlorostilbon genus. They tend to have seasonal altitudinal movements, most often following the reproductive season.

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© Matthew Sarver

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: